Wakefield Eastern Relief Road

The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road is a newly constructed single carriageway highway between the A638 Doncaster Road to the South and the A642 Aberford Road to the North.

The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR) has opened up substantial job creation by providing direct access into the East Wakefield employment growth area for residents across Wakefield.

The road acts as an alternative route around the city centre and will therefore reduce congestion and increase accessibility. Providing this additional highway capacity will improve conditions for bus services, pedestrians and cyclists and open up further opportunities to provide complementary sustainable transport measures within and to the Lower Kirkgate area. It will also help to accommodate future development traffic in the East of the district.

Project Lead Wakefield Council
District/ Area Wakefield
Funding West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £37.5 million
Project Status Activity 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
Start and end dates 2015-2017
Delivery partners West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Other funders Third Party- £14.2 million
Get in touch transplan@wakefield.co.uk


This page was last updated in July 2023.